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Another great British summer. [Duncan]

If next summer is rained off, blame the melting Arctic

Most people saw the warm dry weather from June to September as a welcome, but freak, occurrence. Because, as anyone who invested in floaty dresses, barbecues or expensive sunglasses in previous years will…
We’re going to see more record-breaking heatwaves, and sooner than you might think. Flickr/hunting.glee

Climate change ‘unprecedented’ by 2050: study

We have some idea of what the future may look like under climate change, and now, thanks to new research, we have a better…
The future of the globe used to look a lot brighter. ToastyKen

A brief history of climate science

Climate change is often seen as a recent phenomenon, but its roots are actually far older - the effects of human activity on the global climate have been discussed for more than 150 years. In the 1820s…
With low solar activity, a double-dip La Nina and more particles in the air, it should be much colder than it is. Les Chatfield/Flickr

Is global warming in a hiatus?

On September 27 2013 the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be released. One part of this report will address the so-called “warming hiatus”. This is the…

Tibetan glaciers decapitated by warming climate

Warmer climates are shrinking Tibetan glaciers at their summits, researchers have discovered. A study has shown that the…

Gorgonian corals thriving in warming planet

Gorgonian corals, described by some scientists as the animal forests of the ocean, seem to be proliferating in the Caribbean…
As ocean cooling reverses, the planet will begin warming once more. Michael Seljos

Warming slowed by cooling Pacific Ocean

The cooling of eastern Pacific Ocean waters has been counteracting the warming effect of greenhouse gases. Our research, released today in Nature, shows this natural variability in ocean cycles is responsible…
A sliver of hope as forests learn to consume more CO2. Moyan Brenn

Forests less thirsty thanks to increasing carbon dioxide levels

Global warming is primarily driven by increasing emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities. Chief among these gases is carbon dioxide (CO2), which warms the planet by trapping heat that would…

Global warming range narrowed

Research from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University has generated more reliable global warming estimates at…
You can blink, you won’t miss it. Climate change is here for good. rudecactus

Global warming is here to stay, whichever way you look at it

Has global warming stalled? This question is increasingly being asked because the local weather seems cool and wet, or because the global mean temperature is not increasing at its earlier rate or the long-term…

Clouds not as cooling as thought

Clouds caused by air pollution have been overestimated in their ability to to reflect sunlight back into space, thus helping…

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